Clemons scores 39, passes Bird, Hansbrough in Campbell's win
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Chris Clemons scored 39 points for the second straight game, moving past Larry Bird and Tyler Hansbrough on the NCAA's all-time scoring list, and Campbell rolled past Longwood 83-62 on Saturday.
Clemons is the nation's leading scorer, coming in at 28.8 points per game. Saturday, he matched a career high for 3-pointers with 10 on 18 attempts. He reached double figures for the 104th straight game, the longest active streak in the nation and fourth-best all time. He has scored 2,875 points, moving past Bird (2,850) and Hansbrough (2,872). Clemons trails Elvin Hayes by nine.
Clemons made a 3-pointer 16 seconds into the game and the Fighting Camels (13-9, 6-2 Big South) never trailed in winning for the fifth time in six games. He had 20 points in the first half with Campbell ahead 39-20 and the lead remained in double figures.
Cory Gensler added 14 points with four 3-pointers. The Camels made a season-high 17 3-pointers on 33 attempts and finished 24 of 50 overall.
Shabooty Phillips, with four 3-pointers, and Juan Munoz scored 14 points each for the Lancers (13-12, 3-7). Jashaun Smith added 13.
Updated February 2, 2019